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The Writing Center

Providing an open environment for the collaborative discussion of writing

Spring 2022 Operations

The Writing Center will offer in-person and online tutoring through Spring 2022. Our hours are:

  • Monday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

To access our appointment database, visit You will need to make account before you can access our system. Below are the necessary steps:

1. Visit
2. Select “Register for an account” and fill out the form. When it asks for your Student ID, put in your VIP ID number.
3. Log into the system using the email and password selected.

WC Online allows you to view our schedule and make appointments with ease. The service is accessible on a computer or mobile device 24/7.

To make an appointment, select the block that represents the day, time, and tutor you want to work with. A pop-up form will ask a few questions about the context of the tutoring session, including whether you’d prefer an online or in-person session. Once you save that form, you have successfully made an appointment.

The instructional video below demonstrates how to set up an appointment:


If you have any questions, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or stop by H&SS 112 and speak to someone at the main desk.

If students have a quick writing question, they can also chat with a tutor by messaging the Writing Center's Facebook page during open hours.

The Writing Center’s online workshops are available on-demand. The schedule for in-person workshops is viewable on the university calendar.

The mission of the Writing Center is to provide an open teaching and learning environment for the collaborative discussion of writing so that students may become more aware and independent writers.

In support of its mission, the Writing Center has the following goals:

1.) To support the composition sequence by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in composition courses;

2.) To support writing across the curriculum by providing professional, individual feedback to students enrolled in USC Aiken courses;

3.) To support the university by

a.) Offering writing workshops

b.) Serving as a repository of material and equipment relevant to writing

c.) Housing the Writing Proficiency Portfolio (WPP) and providing professional, individual feedback to students developing their portfolios

Writing consultants come from a range of disciplines and are formally trained to provide feedback during all phases of the writing process. The Writing Center is staffed by students and English faculty. 

Learn more about our staff